PSV Eindhoven technical director Marcel Brands has told Dutch newspaper Eindhoven Dagblad that Marco van Ginkel’s transfer to the Eredivisie club is very much down to Chelsea.
The Dutch side have been very open about their desire to sign the 24 year old but it seems the two clubs have failed to find common ground in regards to a transfer fee. Brands says PSV are working hard to make the deal happen before the team’s Europa League qualifiers:
“We are working on it and we’ll really try to have Marco on board for the Europa League matches. He himself wants [the move], but we depend on Chelsea.”
In two loan spells with PSV, van Ginkel scored 15 goals in 31 matches from central midfield. The Dutch international is valued at £10m by Chelsea, according to Evening Standard, but it is unlikely the Eredivisie side can afford the price tag.
It is believed that PSV are offering a lower initial transfer fee, but will include both a buyback clause and a high sell-on percentage, similar to the transfer of Jeffrey Bruma. The centre back left for PSV in 2013 for £2.5m but Chelsea received £3.6m when he was sold to Wolfsburg last summer.